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Prizes and Honors / Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy

Description. The F.C.S. Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy is open to all UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students of any department. This prize is awarded for the best essay on a specified topic relating to the work of Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller. Submissions up to 10 pages will be accepted. This biennial contest is offered in even-numbered years.

History of the Prize. The F.C.S. Schiller Essay Prize in Philosophy was established by Mrs. Louise S. Schiller in memory of her husband, F.C.S. Schiller, to promote the study of his contribution to philosophy. The Prize was established in 1933.

Please review the General Rules for Competitive Prizes

Contest deadlines vary.  Please check the Prizes and Honors home page for this prize's deadline.

2017-18 Essay Topic

This is a biennial contest. Next time offered will be: 2018-19

Previous Winners 

2016-17: No prize offered


2015-16: No prize offered


2014-15: Andrew David King and Taylor Madigan ($100 each)


2013-14: No prize offered


2012-13: 3 entries; Andrew David King ($200)


2010-11: Andrew David King ($200)


2008-09: No winner


2006-07: No winner


2004-05: Joel Yurdin ($200)


2002-03: Eli Alshanetsky ($200)


2000-01: Jason Lao ($200)


1998-99: John Rauschenberg ($200)